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Worlds First Mortar Infrared Illumination

NVD VIEW

WITHOUT IR
ILLUMINATION

Organic
Own the Night
Capability
NVD VIEW

WITH IR
ILLUMINATION

60mm M767

81mm XM816

120mm M983

Materiel Release (FY):


60mm M767 2Q01
120mm M983 4Q03
81mm XM816 1Q02

Enhancing Night
Operations

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IR Illum in Action
(Video Clips)

Gen III

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Mortar Fire Control System (MFCS)


Gunners Display

Digital & Voice


Communications

Commanders Interface (CI)


Translates digital messages
into user prompts
Calculates ballistics, records
mission data
Monitors system components

Alerts Gunner when Call for Fire is Received


Displays mission information
Used to position tube to firing elevation & azimuth

Drivers Display

Navigation &
Pointing Devices

Measures vehicle location & tube orientation


Sends information to CI for ballistic calculations
and vehicle location (for Situational Awareness)

Alerts Driver when Call for


Fire is Received
Used to Rough Lay vehicle
to firing azimuth (20 mils)

FUE 3QFY02

Does for Mortars what


Increased Mortar
AFATDS did for Artillery
Accuracy: 60m CEP (current is 230m)
Survivability: No Dismount, Aiming Circle or Aiming Stakes;

Dispersed emplacement (beyond line of sight)


Responsiveness: First Round out < 1 minute (current is 8-12 min.)
Command & Control: Digitally Linked to AFATDS
FDC Vehicle (M577) not shown

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